“After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life.” – Cyril Mychalejko
A note from UDW Editor Cyril Mychalejko: After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective with Ben Dangl and April Howard, among others, all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life. Not only were we able to build and create a valuable, if not the go-to, English language news resource about Latin America, we built a community of writers, activists, photographers, and readers who helped make it possible. There are a number of people who I met from my work with Upside Down World who have become friends and who have helped me grow professionally, politically, and personally – too many to list. But you know who you are – Thank you!
A note from UDW Editor/Founder Ben Dangl: I couldn’t have hoped for a better person to work with on Upside Down World all of these years than Cyril Mychalejko. He has helped make the site what it is today, building up our network of writers and the topics we cover from the South to the North year after year. From investigating the impact of free trade deals, to uncovering corporate looting, and reporting on people’s victories, he has been a passionate collaborator, editor and writer who has helped steer UDW through over a decade of publishing. Throughout these years he has also been a great friend and co-editor, with a good sense of humor and a collaborative nature that made working with him a pleasure. His personable attitude also helped cultivate our community of writers. Cyril’s political and editorial energy have made a lasting impact on UDW. (Here is a link to the articles he has written over the years.) We’ll miss him here at UDW, and wish him luck with future endeavors.
Fortunately, a new editorial collective member, Armando Carmona, has joined us (see his recent report from Brazil here) and will be introducing himself in the coming days.